Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Here Are The Kickstarters That Are Out-Fundraising Presidential Candidates

Here Are The Kickstarters That Are Out-Fundraising Presidential Candidates Though people in the startup world whine a lot about politics and an entrenched class of Washington bureaucrats who hate disruption, the reality is that the two worlds are actually pretty similar. October 24, 2015 at 01:28PMvia Digg http://on.recode.net/1OO1Q2h

Dreamscape

In the northern slopes of the Tian Shan Mountains in China, a river carves its way through a canyon. The Earth’s rocky layers are eroded by wind and water and exposed, transforming the landscape into these colorful terraces. This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. Submit […]

This beautiful spinning chocolate cake hides hilarious animations

This beautiful spinning chocolate cake hides hilarious animations

Oh, this is great. Alexandre Dubosc made this wonderful zoetrope that uses chocolate and popcorn to animate itself. As the multi-layer cake spins around, different things begin to appear as if they’re moving and it’s all perfectly matched with the sound. Corn kernels pop, popcorn gets catapulted and chocolate mouths […]

Project X Lets You Fight HoloLens Aliens In Your Living Room, And It's Freaking Unreal

Project X Lets You Fight HoloLens Aliens In Your Living Room, And It’s Freaking Unreal

Well, this is it. The day all my dreams came true. I started out playing 2D side-scrollers in mall arcades in the 1980s, but I’ll soon be able to fight holographic robots bursting through my living room walls using my handheld blaster that’s a wearable hologram. WTF. Today at Microsoft’s […]

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Here’s our first look at the Surface Book, Microsoft’s answer to the MacBook Pro

Wow. Microsoft finally did it. After years of rumors and speculation the company finally unveiled its very own laptop. Not a tablet that could replace a laptop (although there’s that too), but a bona fide laptop, with an attached keyboard. Well, almost. The Surface Book, at first glance, looks like […]

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Glass walkway suspended 3,540 feet above ground cracks under tourists’ feet

A section of a new glass-bottomed walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked at around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, causing the tourists on it to understandably freak out. Lee Dong Hai, a tourist who was on the walkway, posted on the social media site Weibo: “I […]